Posts Tagged Deputy Chief


Deputy Chief and Elmhurst Resident Stir Outcry to Prevent Cop-killer from Walking Free

An excellent job by Norm Nissen, Northlake Deputy Police Chief! Northlake Deputy Chief Norman Nissen Jr. points to a photo of his father, Officer Norman Nissen, with Officer John Nagle who was killed during a bank robbery in 1967 Every officer at the Northlake Police Station knows of Det. Sgt. John Nagle and Patrolman Anthony Perri, Northlake officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. The officers are memorialized inside the department. Northlake Deputy Chief Norman Nissen has an especially deep knowledge of the case. A photo of Sgt. Nagle with Nissen’s father, a former Northlake officer who …Read more […..]

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Parole denied for killer of 2 Northlake cops

This is great news! Outrage surfaced over move to free man convicted in shooting deaths of officers during 1967 bank robbery Federal officials denied the parole request Friday for Henry Michael Gargano, whose pending release for the 1967 murders of two Northlake police officers generated outrage from law enforcement and the public. “Mr. Gargano’s prison record, on top of his lack of remorse for the crimes that led to his imprisonment, showed that his release would be incompatible with public safety.” U.S. Parole Commission Chairman Isaac Fulwood Jr. said in a prepared statement. Gargano, 79, pleaded guilty in 1968 …Read more […..]

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Phil, The Honorable Cop

One of the most honorable and humble people I have ever know is a man that I was able to work with for over 10 years. Before I worked with him I observed him during my childhood as his parents house was down the street from me and across the street from my friends house. I remember seeing him pull up in his squad car, a very dashing and good looking guy–no I am not gay– who always waved to us kids and always seemed to have a smile on his face. I didn’t have any run-ins with him as a kid but I know that if I did they would have been worthy experiences as this man perpetuated the term honorable and humble. A little background …Read more […..]

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My Personal Recollections of Co-workers, Northlake is “Cleaned Up?”

I will be posting my recollections, memories, and stories of my former co-workers. I will be posting positive memories of people I worked with, was friends with and respected. I have heard that the Northlake Police chief may have been saying negative things about past officers and that he has “cleaned up” the department since he came in 1998. Well, I strongly believe that there were no “bad” officers that needed “cleaning up” in the way that it is inferred. It is true that a past Chief was in trouble with the Feds and that he was forced out and paid the price. However, I ask this….If the department was so “bad” then why …Read more […..]

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After 43 years, cop killer set to walk free

Outraged police and slain officers’ families fight parole decision Northlake Police Deputy Chief Norman Nissen, Jr. stands in front of the memorial to slain officers Anthony Perri and Det. Sgt. John Nagle. Nissen is coordinating efforts to prevent the parole of Henry Gargano who was convicted of killing the two Northlake police officers during a 1967 bank robbery. (Tribune photo by Chuck Berman / July 14, 2010) Northlake is my former employer and this is personal to me. This scumbag is even lucky he is alive! And, the bleeding hearts are about to let him go? Unreal!! When Robert Nagle learned …Read more […..]

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